Some ideas suggest that we are not our body.
Some suggest that all we are is our body.
Looking at physics, there is the Wave-Particle Duality. Electrons can’t be observed as a particle and as a wave at the same time. Light behaves like a wave, for example when a candle flows around an object that blocks its path, and it also behaves like a particle, for example when fired from a Laser.
Particles behave like waves. Or the other way: waves behave like particles.
Maybe with humans it’s the same. We are a particle: a physical being interacting and effecting this physical world. And also we are a wave, something we can’t hold onto or grasp.
The visible and the invisible.
The touchable and the untouchable.
The hands and the heart.